Books

Books: 571

Hidden Figures Margot Lee Shetterly William Morrow $15.99 Before electronic computers, human computers (usually mathematically gifted women with slide-rules, pencils, and paper) crunched the numbers and ran the equations that made America’s airpower — then […]

Books: 568

Disorderly Families: Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives Arlette Farge, Michel Foucault University of Minnesota Press $35 Collected here are 94 lettres de cachet (letters of arrest) sent by the parents of disorderly children, by the […]

01.28.17 Book Signing and Reading Benefit for “RECLAIM” Boneshaker Books Minneapolis MN

 

Books: 566

Fever in the Dark Ellen Hart Minotaur Books $25.99 Imagine you are part of a same-sex couple and you have come home from your first anniversary vacation to find that your proposal video has been stolen […]

“Small Great Things”: Picoult’s Most Important Work To Date

I’ll start with a disclaimer: I don’t often recommend books. Everyone has individual likes and dislikes, and unless I know you really well, I’m not going to go out on a limb and say you’re […]

Genghis Khan and the Quest for God: How the World’s Greatest Conqueror Gave Us Religious Freedom

Genghis Khan was a self-made man. In fact, for the first seven chapters of Weatherford’s fascinating biography, he was not the Great Khan, but simply Temujin, born in 1162 to the warrior Yesugei and his […]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Books

Amazing World of Dinosaurs: An Illustrated Journey Through the Mezozoic Era Kuether’s paleoart will excite and entrance every dinophile of all ages. The vast period of time covered ranges through the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous […]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Children and Family

There are so many reasons to purchase gender-neutral toys as gifts. Looking beyond the versatile hand-me-down aspect, children of any gender should be exposed to toys across the spectrum of make believe, learning, creativity, being […]

A Word In Edgewise: From Star Dust to Star Dust: Getting Above Our Raising

We’re all made of stardust, they say. Yes, if “we” is expanded to include everything; rocks and seas, molds and lichens, and creatures with backbones and without. In a time when some seek to put […]

Leather Life: My Mother Mary

The GLBT and PFLAG communities recently lost a trailblazing author, activist, and advocate. My mother, Mary Virginia Borhek, age 94, of Pennswood Village in Newtown, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. I […]

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